The Mountain


The Mountain
Mountain Moun"tain, n. [OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne, LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf. montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st {Mount}.] 1. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains. [1913 Webster]

3. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity. [1913 Webster]

I should have been a mountain of mummy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{The Mountain} (--La montagne) (French Hist.), a popular name given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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